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Debussy: Songs / Christopher Maltman, Malcolm Martineau

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Nuit d'etoiles ("Nuit d'etoiles, sous tes voiles"), song for voice & piano, L. 4
>Debussy, Claude : Fleur des bles ("Le long des bles que la brise fait onduler"), song for voice & piano, L. 7
>Debussy, Claude : Romance ("Voici que le printemps, ce fil leger d'avril"), song for voice & piano, L. 52
>Debussy, Claude : Mandoline
>Debussy, Claude : Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire
>Debussy, Claude : Les angelus
>Debussy, Claude : Romances (2), songs for voice & piano, L. 79
>Debussy, Claude : Melodies (3), song collection for voice & piano, L. 81
>Debussy, Claude : Fetes galantes (3), song cycle for voice & piano, Set II, L. 104
>Debussy, Claude : Ballades (3) de François Villon
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Few singers who are not native French speakers venture into this territory, and with good reason. Maltman sets out with the double advantage of better-than-average French and an accompanist, Malcolm Martineau, who is in sympathy with the French repertoire." - Richard Fairman, Gramophone

'On the present disc, Maltman distinguishes himself beyond expectation in the realm of French Mélodie, singing throughout with elegance, conviction, communicativeness, specific attention to the text, and unblemished technical security, all utterly without mannerism, in a varied program spanning 30 years (1880 -1910) of Debussy song ... You should go out and buy it right now' (Fanfare, USA)

'You could not wish for more than Maltman's intelligent singing and Martineau's customary sensitivity to every nuance' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Christopher Maltman has already distinguished himself as a lieder singer, but now he reveals himself as a stunningly apt exponent of French mélodies' (Opera News)

'this young baritone invests all he touches with equal consideration and the 21 songs in his programme emerge fresh and compelling... a recording of strong focus' (Yorkshire Post)

'an admirable recital' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The partnership of baritone Christopher Maltman and pianist Malcom Martineau has proved chemically sound in so many memorable live and recorded performances. This new release of Debussy songs for Hyperion is no exception' (The Scotsman)

'With a singer of Christopher Maltman's quality these songs are presented here about as beautifully as they could be' (Manchester Evening News)

'... the young baritone brings magnificent sturdiness to the music and he is sensitively accompanied by an understanding Martineau. The recording is excellent... we have another Hyperion winner' (Classical.net)



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Nuit d'étoiles ("Nuit d'étoiles, sous tes voiles"), song for voice & piano, L. 4
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Debussy, Claude : Fleur des blés ("Le long des blés que la brise fait onduler"), song for voice & piano, L. 7
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Debussy, Claude : Romance ("Voici que le printemps, ce fil léger d'avril"), song for voice & piano, L. 52
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Debussy, Claude : Mandoline
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Debussy, Claude : Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 27 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1887-1889

>Debussy, Claude : Les angélus
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Debussy, Claude : Romances (2), songs for voice & piano, L. 79
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1891

>Debussy, Claude : Mélodies (3), song collection for voice & piano, L. 81
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1891

>Debussy, Claude : Fêtes galantes (3), song cycle for voice & piano, Set II, L. 104
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>Debussy, Claude : Ballades (3) de François Villon
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Champs Hill, West Sussex, England (07/23/2001-07/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1910